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After a heavy storm, a boy walked along the beach throwing the stranded starfish back into the sea.

A man watching shouted "there are too many of them - it won’t make any difference."

As the boy threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and replied "it made a difference to that one!"

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Star Throwers
30 Melton Road
Norfolk NR18 0DB

01953 423304


Centre is open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Registered Charity in England & Wales
Number: 1162237

Star Throwers - Caring for people affected by Cancer

Background to the origins of Starthrowers

Star Throwers was set up by Dr. Henry Mannings to provide help to cancer sufferers who felt they have nowhere else to go or required advice on further management. The treatment of cancer in this country is divided into conventional therapies and palliative care with patients transferring from the former system to the latter should treatment be unsuccessful. Many patients are not ready to accept that nothing further can be done to help them and seek out further help.

The purpose of the Star Throwers is to guide and support those who wish to look at all aspects of cancer treatment either before or after treatment with conventional therapy and also give advice on the prevention of cancer in those at high risk.

Dr. Henry Mannings has a strong background in both hospital medicine and as a family physician and is an honorary senior lecturer in medicine at the University of East Anglia. His post graduate qualifications include MRCP and a Masters Degree in Cancer Immunotherapy. He has worked on the oncology units at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, being responsible for looking after patients receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as palliative care.

Despite finding this post the most gratifying and depressing at the same time, he realised the need for further care which is not available in the present system. As a result of this he has spent years researching all the evidence available for the treatment of cancer and intends to give scientifically based guidance based on this research.

Dr. Henry ManningsDr. Henry Mannings

Thank you for the lovely feedback you have given us

“We have first hand experience of the compassion and care that Dr. Henry Mannings brings to all his patients”.
Olive & Norman Keeping

“Cancer can be a very frightening and lonely experience. Henry offered us human kindness, spent time explaining, answering questions and being there for us. He gave us strength and we felt we were in safe hands”.
A. Turrell

“Henry helped bring ‘strength, hope and happiness into our hearts’. He helped us all through the most diffi cult of times”.
The Fisher Family